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salzberg. >>> welcome. i'm bob abernethy. it's good to have you with us. president obama delivered his 2012 budget to congress this week, as house republicans pushed for deep cuts in federal spending. many religious groups warned against reducing services for the poor, while faith-based aid organizations like world vision and church world service lobbied against cuts in funding for international relief. some charities say they are also concerned about the president's proposal to reduce the tax deductions for charitable giving. >>> meanwhile, several conservative groups say the rising debt is cause for moral concern, in part because of its burden on future generations. they also called for the elimination of federal funding for family planning organizations. >>> the catholic archdiocese of philadelphia said it will reopen its investigation of allegations of sexual abuse brought against more than 30 local priests. the announcement came after a grand jury charged three priests and one catholic school teacher with assault and rape. the jury also indicted the monseignor who oversaw the clergy fo
you for having me. >>> president obama said he's praying that "a better day will dawn" over egypt. at the annual national prayer breakfast in washington thursday, the president said he seeks god's help and guidance every day. in unusually personal remarks, obama said with his policies, he tries to follow the biblical command to serve "the least of these." he said his christian faith has sustained him since becoming president. >> the more so when michelle and i hear our faith questioned from time to time. we are reminded that ultimately, what matters is not what other people say about us, about whether we are true to our conscience and true to our god." >>> in the tibetan buddhist community around the world, there was deep concern this week after authorities in india raided the monastery of a top spiritual leader. thousands of buddhists have been rallying in support of the 25-year-old karmapa lama, who is the third highest-ranking leader of tibetan buddhism. the karmapa has been living in dharmsala, india, since a dramatic escape from china in 2000. this week, indian authorities en
newsweekly," i'm lucky severson in washington. >>> in other news, president obama named 12 prominent religious and community leaders to be part of his advisory council on faith-based and neighborhood partnerships. of those whose religious affiliations were identified, all were christians or jews. the white house says more names may be forthcoming. the term of the previous 25-member council expired almost a year ago. the group advises the administration on issues of particular interest to the faith community. >>> house republicans unveiled their proposals for deep new cuts in the federal budget, and religious groups had mixed reactions. the proposed package includes scaling back on many domestic and foreign aid programs. several faith-based groups raised concerns about the impact on poor people both in the u.s. and around the world. religious groups were divided over the push to eliminate funding for family planning programs. >>> also in washington, relatives of seven iranian baha'i leaders currently in prison in iran lobbied for the release of their family members. the seven baha'i m
obama's announcement that his administration will no longer defend the legality of the federal law that defines marriage as solely between a man and a woman. many conservative evangelicals, the catholic bishops and several black churches expressed their disapproval, pointing out that the majority of americans don't approve of same-sex marriage. many liberal religious groups, however, voiced their approval of the president's decision. >>> pro-union protests in wisconsin spread to other states this week as legislatures consider measures that would limit pension obligations and collective bargaining. the demonstrations have sparked a national debate over budget responsibilities and justice for workers. many in the religious community are actively supporting the labor movement, although some people of faith argue that fiscal responsibility is also a moral priority. >>> we have analysis from kim lawton, managing editor of this program, and kevin eckstrom, editor of religion news service. kevin, welcome to you both a a lot of relenlous religious involvement in what's been going on in wis
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